Q&A with Chyno
Q: How long have you been using Earthworks products?
A: Since February 2018.
Q: What Earthworks products are you using?
A: WL40V, DK7 and SR20.
Q: Favorite Earthworks product?
A: WL40V and SR25
Q: What is your favorite thing about Earthworks products and their performance? How have they helped your sound?
A: Quality of sound. Clean and professional look. Feeling of confidence during performance. Soundchecks are more efficient. Durable and easy to bring on tour.
Q: Best tip for using Earthworks?
A: My production engineer, Carlitos Dickson, recommends:
Position the capsule of DM20 not too close to the drum head.
Leaving space allows the resonance of the shell to come through.
Locate the angle of max attenuation if mic’ing snare and hi-hat separately; behind the capsule, where there’s a tip (DM20), you’ll get almost no leakage.
Q: Career highlights?
- LATIN GRAMMY
2010 | Best Latin Album “Mi Niña Bonita”
2012 | Nominated Best Tropical Song “El Poeta”
2016 | Nominated Best Traditional Tropical Album “El Malquerido Film”
- VIÑA DEL MAR
2013 | Golden Torch
2013 | Silver Torch
- LO NUESTRO AWARDS
2011 | Urban Tropical Album “Mi Niña Bonita”
2012 | Tropical Duo
2013 | Group of the Year
2014 | Best Tropical Duo of the Year
2015 | Best Tropical Duo of the Year
- BILLBOARD AWARDS
2013 | Tropical Duo of the Year
2014 | Tropical Airplay “Mi Chica Ideal”
2014 | Latin Airplay Artist, Chino & Nacho
2015 | Artist of the Year, Tropical Song: Duo or Group
- JUVENTUD AWARDS
2013 | Best Dressed Awards
- HEAT AWARDS
2015 | Best Tropical Artist
2016 | Best Group or Band
2016 | Best Video of the Year
- TU MUNDO AWARDS
2016 | Tropical Artist of the Year
2016 | Party- Starting Song
- “EL MALQUERIDO” FILM
2016 | Best Movie in Venezuelan Film Festival in New York
- OTHER RECOGNITIONS
- Given the Keys of the City of Miami.
- BMI Awards as Recognized Composers.
- Gold and Platinum Discs for sales worldwide.
- YouTube Gold Button for +1M subscribers.
- “Radio Universo Tour” as part of Chino & Nacho resulted in more than 100 sold out concerts in Latin America, USA and Europe.
- Lead Actor on the Venezuelan film “El Malquerido” in which he interpreted the famous bolero singer Felipe Pirela.